Hey guys! I've posted before about how I've been pleasantly surprised with AluBall prep vs. traditional. I get something from the Kava both ways, but honestly there's a more heady front-end to the experience almost EVERY time I use Aluball prep. No telling how many Aluballs I've been through (and I consider myself careful with them). But I jut got in two new ones and on the first go, I noticed some small black particles, in the mix. Normally this is among what I'd see in the strainer bag. So my assumption is that the Aluball mesh is simply not as fine as this strainer bag I'm used to using. And (perhaps?) therefore I'm ingesting more material, resulting in a more pronounced effect. Which brings me to my big question: How bad for me is this? I've read it can cause "GI issues". If that simply means discomfort, I'll easily trade that for the anxiety relief I get from Kava. But if it can lead to long-term damage, I'd like to know that as well. Oh, and I've accepted some degree of dermo. Thankfully, it's not on my face (which got dry there for a while when I was only using micro). It's just ashy hands, at this point. Coconut oil has helped, it seems!